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Our Mission

bulletTo offer you the finest in Rocks, Minerals and Fossils from the Great State of Pennsylvania!
bulletTo keep you updated on productive collecting sites that are accessible to the general public.
bulletTo maintain a complete list of Rock and Mineral Clubs in PA to help you enjoy Rockhounding!

Show Alert!

bulletMarch 22, 23, 2014 - Sayre, PA. Che-Hanna Rock and Mineral Club present their 45th annual show, Saturday and Sunday at the Athens Township Volunteer Fire Hall. For details follow this link!
bulletMarch 29, 30, 2014 - Plymouth Meeting, PA. Philadelphia Mineral Treasures And Fossil Fair hosting the 2014 EFMLS Convention at the LuLu Temple, 5140 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462. Saturday March 29th,10:00 AM 5:00 PM, Sunday March 30th,10:00 AM 4:00 PM. Admission - Adults $5.00 Kids under 12 $1.00 - Uniformed Scouts Free.
bulletJune 7, 2014 - Macungie, PA.  The Pennsylvania Earth Sciences Association is holding their Spring Mineralfest at the Macungie Memorial Park Building, Rte 100 in Macungie.  This is the BEST LITTLE SHOW IN PENNSYLVANIA!  The hours are 8:30 until 3.  Admission is $2.00 with children under 12 free.  Come see over 100 tables of minerals, fossils and jewelry.  Penn Minerals is proud to be a part of Spring Mineralfest!




We are very pleased to offer MATRIX, Volume 1 through Volume 12, Number 1.  

Single Issue Price Volumes One and Two - $5.00 plus postage
Single Issue Price Volumes Three through Twelve - $7.50 plus postage
Set without South Carolina Issue - $250.00 postage included (US only)

South Carolina V5N1 Issue Sold Out!
South Dakota V10N2 Issue Available in Partial Set Only!


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for a complete listing of all issues including a table of contents for each issue

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to go directly to the ORDER MATRIX page with a complete list including prices



Also Available from MATRIX Publishing


bulletThe Field Collecting Diaries of New Hampshire Mineralogist 
Peter Samuelson
bulletGreat Companion Book to MATRIX Volume 10 Number 1
bullet106 Pages, Forward by Stephanie Jackson and Introduction by 
Jay L. Lininger
bulletPrice - $20.00 postage paid, US only.


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Here's What's in the Library!  

bulletMines and Minerals of Chester County by Ron Sloto
bulletTime Walk, A Journey through Time in Adams, Lancaster and York Counties, PA by Jeri L.Jones, Illuistrations by Teanna L. Byerts.  
bulletPlease read Mineralizing in Germantown: An Avid Pursuit in an Earlier Era written by the late Jay Lininger.  It is an engrossing article about the early days of Pennsylvania mineralogy and mineral collecting in the Philadelphia area.  
bulletJay also wrote a six part article on the history of Pennsylvania Mineralogy entitled Chronicles of Central Pennsylvania Mineralogy.  If you haven't read the articles yet, now is a great time to start!

Pennsylvania Rock Clubs!

bulletVisit the Club Page for an extensive listings of a Rock, Mineral, Lapidary or Pale-ontological Club Near You!
bulletNot Listed on our Rock Clubs Page?  Please visit the Club Page and fill out the information form provided!  We are waiting to hear from You!

Other News!

bulletOur Collecting Page is now on-line!  We hope that everyone will take the time to tell us about their favorite locality in PA, so that we may share it with others!   Please stop in and enjoy!

Call for Pennsylvania Minerals

bulletWe are in need of Pennsylvania Mineral Specimens!  We will buy or trade individual specimens or entire collections.  If you have minerals from Pennsylvania that you wish to trade or sell please contact us.

Contact Information

bulletPlease send your comments and suggestions to Steve Carter at the following:
        Postal address
943 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA  18509
Email address
Please email Steve using scarter"at"pennminerals.com, substitute "at" with @ 

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